An article in Technology Review discusses the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act that is part of the US stimulus package. This portion of the bill would provide $18 million in incentives for doctors and hospitals to use electronic record systems. The Tech Review story also refers to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that found that hospitals with automated records "had fewer complications, lower mortality rates, and lower costs."
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